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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Backs President Obama's Health Care Proposal

The year-long effort to achieve major health care coverage and insurance reform took a giant step yesterday when President Barack Obama released his proposal in anticipation of Thursday’s bi-partisan Congressional Summit.

Please find the link to the White House website that discusses his plan, which includes health care insurance industry reforms designed to contain costs and extend coverage to millions of uninsured Americans.

Our effort to restore in-patient medical services at the Martin Luther King, Jr. medical center has convinced me that health care is a major priority for residents of the Second District. Thursday’s Summit is a watershed moment in the decades-long effort to extend the benefits of near-universal health insurance coverage to the American people. I hope you will take a moment to read about the president’s proposal, closely follow the news out of Washington, DC these next few days, and let your members of Congress know what you think. Please click here to find your representatives.

With hope,

Mark Ridley-Thomas

Supervisor To Break Ground For Harbor-UCLA Emergency Room Renovation

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas invites you to attend a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the launch of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s Surgery/Emergency Replacement Project on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9 a.m.

The Surgery / Emergency Replacement Project will invest $322.6 million into 190,300 square-feet of new hospital facilities including sixteen new fully-equipped surgery rooms, an outpatient surgery staging area, a post anesthesia care unit, a surgery waiting area, and emergency and trauma functions including adult and pediatric triage, observation, diagnostics, and critical care. Additional features include a partial basement with central sterile facilities, a roof top mechanical penthouse, an eight-story elevator tower connecting the existing hospital, a new free-standing elevated emergency helistop and a new sustainable parking structure with 544 new parking stalls. Interim improvements have been made to ensure services at Harbor-UCLA are not interrupted through the construction completion date of July 2010.

Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9 a.m.

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Former Helistop Site
1000 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90509

If it rains, Parlow Auditorium will serve as the back-up location for the event. Please contact Karla Diaz at 213-974-2222 or kdiaz@bos.lacounty.gov with questions or to RSVP.

Back to School Health Fair in Compton

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FREE health screenings for children

FREE backpacks and school supplies

FREE health screenings for adults

FOOD, GAMES, MUSIC, RAFFLES & GIVEAWAYS

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BOARD TO CONSIDER ITEMS TO DECIDE FUTURE OF A NEW MARTIN LUTHER KING HOSPITAL

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Supervisor Ridley-Thomas is asking interested residents to attend the LA County Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 11:30 A.M.

At the meeting, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hear a proposal to establish a State-of-the-Art Medical Facility at the NEW Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital in cooperation with the University of California. The Board will vote on a proposal to construct new facilities on the old Martin Luther King Medical Center site.

The historic meeting will be held at 500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012. Transportation to the Board meeting is available. To confirm your attendance and/or reserve transportation, please call (213) 974-2222.

MAKE QUALITY HEALTH CARE A PRIORITY, NOT AN OPTION!